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Transfer Options from Sydney Airport to Bondi

Bondi, or Bondi Beach is one of Australia’s most iconic beaches with it’s beautiful white sand crescent, luminous blue waters and all year-round surfers. The town is scattered with trendy, health-conscious Sydneysiders heading to laid-back cafes and hip pubs. This busy town is located just 8 km away from Sydney’s city centre, and attracts many tourists visiting from all over the world.

So when landing at Sydney International Airport, you have 3 different airport transfer options to get to Bondi. Your first travel method and most convenient one is to take a taxi. Your second option is to take the train and your third is to take a bus; if you are willing to take one of the public transportation options, you will need to take a connecting bus from the station to the Bondi Beach area.

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Comparison of the options

Welcome Pickups €59 25min 24/7 Book
Taxi €33.40 25min 24/7
Train €21.80 30min 05:00–00:00
Bus €4.80 45min 04:30–00:00

How to get from Sydney airport to Bondi by taxi

Choosing to take an airport taxi to Bondi is a comfortable and efficient way to travel. Not only are taxis available in all sizes, but they operate under strict legislation laws, therefore you can be assured that you are travelling in safe hands. Moreover, Sydney airport taxis offer door-to-door services taking only 25 minutes to reach Bondi in an air-conditioned vehicle, which is a perfect way to start your holiday.

Taxi fare from Sydney airport (SYD) to Bondi

All taxis in Sydney calculate their fares using a taximeter, so based on the time and distance travelled. Furthermore, a few extra charges will be added to your overall price, such as night-rates (from 22:00 – 05:59), travelling on weekends or public holidays, and an airport surcharge of $3.50 AUD for all taxis leaving the airport. However, your day-time taxi fare should be around €33.40 ($53 AUD) to Bondi Beach and night-time fare should cost €38.50 ($61 AUD).

If you wish to travel on a fixed rate fee, with no extra charges, you can always book your private airport transfer online in advance.



Trip Duration

25 Min.

*Rates may vary unless booked in advance.

Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Sydney Kingsford-Smith Airport.

Where do I get it from?

Sydney International Airport’s official taxi ranks are available outside the airport’s domestic and international terminals.


Taking a taxi is a great option for those that wish to avoid the hassle of finding their way through Sydney’s public transportation system – especially if you are travelling with children or luggage. Additionally, taking a taxi does not necessarily mean that you will be paying more than on a bus or a train; if you are travelling in a group the cost of a taxi can end up being cheaper as the price is per vehicle and not per person.

Editor’s Note

Kerbside managers supervise the airport taxi queues during rush hours; they can help you with any questions you have.

Useful Tips

It is important to know that airport taxi drivers are not able to get out of their vehicles whilst in the rank, therefore they cannot help you with your luggage.
For larger groups, taxis are a more convenient option as you can share the end taxi fare.
Sydney taxi drivers accept any trip, no matter how long or short they are.

How to get from Sydney airport to Bondi by train

If you are alone or in a small group and wish to travel comfortably and at a lower cost than a taxi, then taking the train to Bondi is a great option for you. To do so you will need to take the Airport T8 Line train from either the domestic or international arrivals terminal to the Central Station in the centre of Sydney. From there, you will need to take the T4 Line to the Easter Suburbs and alight at Bondi Junction. The journey should take around 30 minutes. If you wish to reach Bondi Beach from there, you will need to take another transportation method, as the walk can be very long.

How much is a train ticket from Sydney airport (SYD) to Bondi?

The airport train fares are based on the distance travelled, and there is a high airport fee associated with this option. Your overall train trip from SYD airport to Bondi will cost €10.90 ($17.30 AUD), your ticket will be charged onto a free Opal card which you can purchase at the station before boarding.



Trip Duration

30 Min.

There can be up to a 10 minute wait for the train.

Value for Money

The trains leaves daily every 5 to 10 minutes, between 05:00 – 00:00.

Where do I get it from?

The airport train stations are located at both the domestic and international terminals at Sydney airport.


Trains are a more expensive option compared to any other public transportation method, however, even though you will have to take a connecting train, they do provide a quick transit to Bondi. Though, if you are travelling in a group, the train fare can quickly add up.

Editor’s Note

The Sydney train network peak hours on weekdays are as follows: 07:00 to 09:00 and 16:00 to 18.30.

Useful Tips

Opal cards are rechargeable and you can purchase one at either the train station, at a Relay store or at WH Smith.
Buying a single-journey Opal train ticket is more expensive than using the rechargeable card option.

How to get from Sydney airport to Bondi by bus

Your final and most cost efficient option to get from Sydney airport to Bondi is to take the bus. There is a bus service, line 400, that runs through the airport taking you directly to Bondi Junction. However, the travel time is particularly long as the bus stops multiple times along the way. If you wish to get to Bondi Beach – as the train – you will need to catch an additional bus to get there.

How much is a bus ticket from Sydney airport to Bondi?

Just like the train, your bus fare will depend on the distance you need to travel. A one-way ticket on the airport bus will cost €2.40 ($3.80 AUD) – it is charged on distance traveled.
You can purchase your bus ticket through a free Opal card, which you can get at both the airport’s arrival terminals.



Trip Duration

45 Min.

There can be up to a 30 minute wait for the bus.

Value for Money

The bus is available daily between 04:30 - 00:00.

Where do I get it from?

The bus stop at the airport is located outside the arrivals terminals – they are clearly signposted.


Although taking the bus is the cheapest travel option from the airport to Bondi, it is also the longest and can be quite tedious after a long flight. Moreover, buses are not as well equipped for luggage storage compared to trains or taxis.

Editor’s Note

When purchasing your bus ticket, you can choose an option to get a daily ticket which allows unlimited travel in one day on Sydney's regional buses.

Useful Tips

Opal Cards are rechargeable and can be topped up or purchased at bus and train stations, at WH Smith stores or Relay retailers.
Some bus lines run 24/7, others only run after midnight on certain days.

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If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Sydney. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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Frequently asked questions

How many transport options are available between Sydney airport and Bondi Beach?

There are 3 transport options to get from Sydney airport to Bondi Beach; you can either take a taxi, a train or a bus. The quickest and most efficient option is to take a taxi as they provided door-to-door services from Sydney airport.

What is the distance between Sydney International Airport and Bondi?

Sydney airport is located 11.2 km away from Bondi, and should take around 25 minutes in a taxi.

How much does a taxi cost from Sydney airport to Bondi?

Taxis in Sydney are metered and should cost around €33.40 ($53 AUD) to get from Sydney airport to Bondi. However, night-time and weekend rates further affect the overall fare.

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